Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sun 14th Mar 2010 15:12 UTC
Legal It's no secret to anyone that while Apple sued HTC, the lawsuit is more about Google than HTC itself. Since Android is open source, and owned by no one, it's kind of hard to go after Google itself, and as such, HTC was the prime target, since it is the number one Android smartphone maker. The New York Times has an in-depth article up about the subject, with a whole boatload of quotes from people within the two companies, and it paints a picture of all this being a highly emotional and personal vendetta - especially from Apple's side.
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RE: The App-Starter...
by concurrentcoder on Sun 14th Mar 2010 21:44 UTC in reply to "The App-Starter..."
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You gave AWAY your iPhones etc and switched to using to Windows 7 because you think Apple is a dictatorship and Microsoft or Google are not?
I could have sworn that they are all public companies legally obligated to shareholders before any customer, even you. Get off your high horse, you sound like Thom inserting his little opinions and bias in the last sentence. And as you just joined the site, I suspect you are him.

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RE[2]: The App-Starter...
by neitileple on Sun 14th Mar 2010 22:28 in reply to "RE: The App-Starter..."
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I'm sorry.

He writes 100 times better than me.

I registered just now to write some of my frustration, and maybe make someone think.

Greetings from: no-to-apple = neitileple.

(He doesn't know Norwegian language... My nic is in Norwegian.)

I guess Dutch have some words from Norwegian, but they are just a few...

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RE[3]: The App-Starter...
by Tuishimi on Sun 14th Mar 2010 22:47 in reply to "RE[2]: The App-Starter..."
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You made me think.

You made me think that once again people miss the point.

My wife is very non-techy and she loves her iPhone because of the simplicity of the interface and the "locked down" app store that has (to her) extremely useful apps that are (again) super easy to use.

As someone else mentioned above: it's a logical choice over the iPhone on price/functionality at least for techies

That's basically what you could say about all the other "smart phones." That or "if you don't mind an ugly interface that you have to poke through to get what you want."

I am pleased for you that you like your PC with Windows 7, and it is of course a free world to espouse your beliefs and to champion your likes and belittle your dislikes, but don't do your wife and her friends/family a disservice by convincing them to drop their iPhones just because YOU don't like Apple and their policies; if they have problems with it, and you can offer a better solution, then fine. But if you just want everyone else to think and be like you, then contemplate diversity and a world where you are free to be an individual, or a sheep, but at least your option to choose.

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